Jeff Chapman is the chief executive of the Carbon Capture & Storage Association, which is headquartered in London, UK. The 60 year old from Northallerton, North Yorkshire discusses the somewhat slow strategic, if not technical, progress of this burgeoning technology with Deputy Editor Tim Probert.
Due to a combination of significant funds being made available and political moves to introduce legislation demanding it, the day carbon capture and storage becomes a commercial reality for coal fired power plants may be closer than many predicted.
Deputy Editor Tim Probert reports from the University of Leeds, which in conjunction with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is developing an integrated system for thermal power generation, electrical energy storage and carbon capture. The new system combines an open nitrogen cycle with a closed, gas fired Brayton cycle, with carbon dioxide captured in the form of dry ice. Unsurprisingly, the project has attracted interest from utilities and manufacturers from around the world.